Chairman’s News

June 2020

June 2020

Welcome to our new website. It has been quite a while since we lost the images on the previous one after an ‘update’ and we have had this new one in the making for a number of months. Virtual Communities         If we can celebrate one aspect of

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Week 5th November

Week 5th November

Our Neighbourhood Plan – Please complete the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire delivered next week. Neighbourhood Plans are legal planning documents that give strength to local communities; a document which must be ‘taken into account’ by the planning authority when considering planning applications. By developing a neighbourhood plan we will be better able to protect our green spaces and the interests of local residents.

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Week 1st November

Week 1st November

The centenary gardens at Guide Post and West Sleekburn now have plaques commemorating 100 years since the beginning of WW1. It has taken us time to source the right sized stones for the plaques and I would like to thank the efforts of Northumberland County Council staff

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Week 23 July

Week 23 July

the school holidays have arrived, remember that the Parish Council provides activities for children between 5yrs and 14yrs throughout the school holidays.  Grandparents resident in the area can join up their grandchildren as well.  Details can be found belowHoliday play summer 2018

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Week 11 June

Week 11 June

Horsetail or Mare’s tail weed has an extensive root system and thick silica structure that has proven resistant to normal spraying. It spreads quickly and forms a dense carpet of foliage along our pavements and walls. This week we are trying something new to fight it, fingers

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Week 30 April

Week 30 April

This month the sun came out at last and the grass cutting could commence. We also started the sowing of wild flower seeds along the tree line between Westbourne Avenue and Bankside Walk. I am looking forward to seeing the display of colour later in the summer.

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Week 28 March

Week 28 March

This week the Parish signage arrived. Our Parish comprises several areas, West Sleekburn, Stakeford, Bomarsund, Old Red Row, Scotland Gate, Choppington and Guide Post and Johnson villas/Home Farm. It may not be entirely cast in stone where each starts and ends but now at least we have

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Week 26th Feb

Week 26th Feb

Just as I was looking forward to spring, winter appears again. Luckily the Choppington dedicated team were out in force clearing the worst of the ‘beast from the east’. We have modified our ride-on grass-cutters with snow blades which allows them to sweep along the paths. I

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Week 19th Feb

Week 19th Feb

I am pleased to report that work on the West Sleekburn Residents hall began on Thursday. The contractors swooped in early on Thursday and quickly knocked down the old building. The replacement one should be up by the end of March. The Residents Association has worked hard

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